Metta Earth Programs
Enjoy a retreat. Make it your own.
Our Hermitage Retreats offer peace of mind and a quiet space for reflection in one of our four yurts. Each of these intimate circular homes in the forest of Metta Earth all provide a wood stove for warming the soul, homemade beeswax candles for lighting your path, and organic cotton bedding for dreaming.
Meals are walked up the path and delivered to your wooden door.
- Reconnect with your heart in solitude
- Give as a gift for someone you love
- Gather to be alone with others in an intimate group
We are happy to customize a wide variety of options that may include any of the Guided Offerings below, accommodations in a yurt or a room in the house, full meals or a guided cleansing diet, work meditations on the farm (sometimes as a partial work exchange), artist in residence support, and many other possibilities.
Convene in a space that encourages connection. Our Group Retreats offers day-long and overnight retreats for organizations and institutions. As with all of our offerings, we provide organic, vegetarian meals sourced straight from our garden with tasty complements from the local bioregion.
- gather for a board or strategic planning retreat
- engage deeply with family members
- any other creative intention for a group retreat
For a meaningful ceremony set in nature, treat yourself and loved ones to a Special Event retreat at Metta Earth. We are excited that there are those who love our little sanctuary enough to want to make some of their most special memories at Metta Earth. It brings us great delight to co-create beauty for you and those you treasure.
- plan a Metta Earth birthday party
- Bar/ Bat Mitzvah
- other holiday gathering
We offer our spaces and teaching for day-long retreats or overnight retreats for organizations and institutions. We offer a variety of teaching and programming, in addition to seasonal, vegetarian, organic meals from food grown on site or sourced locally in our bioregion.
Options for Retreat Participants
Although we have group retreats, trainings, and classes that happen throughout the year, we may not have any group offerings at the time of some personal or hermitage retreats. Therefore, we offer private sessions for one or more retreat participants alone or together, which are guided by one of our team. Possible sessions are listed below, but they can all be individually designed to support specific interests and needs.
“During my six-day, self-designed writing retreat at the Metta Earth Institute, I experienced blissful solitude as well as wonderful company. The Mountain Room was perfect for my needs: a sunny space with exquisite views of the garden and the mountains, shelves of books, a table to work from, and a comfortable bed. During breaks, I walked on a quiet road or in the woods, or visited the chickens, sheep, and cows. Meals were delicious, and expertly prepared by Metta co-directors, Gillian and Russell and team members. The idyllic setting bolstered my creativity and helped me to write and revise several essays and poems. I’m so glad to have discovered this serene and inspiring place.”